There are many heating options that you can choose from for your home. Electric, gas and convection ovens have their strengths and weaknesses, so it is difficult to decide which one is best for your family.
Parts of a gas stove
A gas stove is a domestic heating device that flows from natural gas. The natural gas is ignited in the furnace, heating the air, which is then supplied to the whole house. A fully functional gas stove requires synchronized operation of all its components. Here are the different components of the gas stove:
The thermostat is the communication centre for the HVAC unit. When the air in your house is too cold, the thermostat commands the heater to be switched on.
The cooker hood/fan draws air into the burners where it ignites, heating them for distribution throughout the house.
The burners are metal pipes through which natural gas flows; the burners heat the incoming air.
The heat exchanger consists of metal tubes which are heated by the burners to heat the air inside the stove.
The blower directs the incoming air through the ducts towards the heat exchanger and then directs it once again through the ducts to be distributed throughout the house.
The chimney is an air vent that collects the flue gases and directs them outside and away from the house.
How the gas stove works
Understanding the different components of a gas furnace can help to better understand the different cycles of the heating process. Understanding this can help you to identify a potential problem. Below are the heating stages in more detail:
Step 1: The thermostat tells the stove to heat the house.
When the house is too cold, the thermostat will turn on to tell the stove that it needs to heat the house. Without this command, your stove will not turn on. If you have problems with the stove, it is important to check your thermostat first. A simple battery replacement may be able to start the heating system.
Step 2: The natural gas is ignited in the burner
When your thermostat sends its low-voltage command to heat the house, the valve opens so that natural gas starts flowing towards the burner. The blower then directs the incoming air from the duct towards the burner to start heating.
Stage 3: Burner ignition
As the gas is directed to the burner, a control light, also known as electronic ignition, ignites the burner from inside the combustion chamber. It heats up the natural gas through which the inlet air passes, allowing it to be heated before it is transported back to the ducts.
Step 4: Filtering good air from combustible waste
You want the air in your house to be healthy. Your radiator is responsible for ensuring that the waste does not accompany the air as it is returned to your home. This is done by pushing air through the hot air. The chimney traps any exhaust fumes and discharges them from the house and outside, protecting those inside from toxic fumes.
Stage 5: Distribution and repetition
When the warm air leaves the ducts and reaches home, the cold air is pushed back into the oven through the ducts, leaving the warm air in the room itself. This makes you and your family nice and cosy. As the original warmer air cools down, the new warm air will replace it and the process will continue until the heater is asked to shut down.
Experts in gas stoves
Gas stoves are designed to heat the air in your home quickly and efficiently. If you have a gas stove and you notice that it does not heat your home as it should or does not turn on, you may have a problem with one of its components.